“Today would’ve been Ahmaud Arbery’s 26th birthday,” Oprah wrote in the IG caption. “But he’s not here to celebrate because he was senselessly shot and killed doing something to make his life healthier and stronger. He went out for a jog while being Black. I wonder what was he thinking in those last seconds of his life? Unimaginable to go for a run in 2020 and end up dead because of the color of your skin. I spoke with his mom Wanda yesterday who says she feels better now that the two men have finally been arrested. But they were only arrested because WE saw the video.”

The two white men who ambushed and killed the young man, Gregory and Travis McMichael were arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault on Thursday, which to many, was a very long time coming. The tragic incident occurred on Feb. 23.


“I was in a numb state because I had waited for...two months and two weeks,” Cooper-Jones recently told NBC Nightly News. In regard to the ongoing case, Georgia’s attorney general is now requesting federal assistance from the Department of Justice.